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and paris h ilton to do a little bit more. it is common sense. many of them are literally saying, taxing more. they believe they have more to give. everybody in their situation needs to be asked to do a little bit more and the country would be better off. did lloyd blankfein say that the other day? the reality of the situation is shifting. i cannot think of a better situation than that. he is somebody you, in theory, understands economics. host: from the news conference, the president on the debt and entitlement reform. [video clip] >> we can shape a process where we look at tax reform, which i am eager to do. we can simplify our tax system. we can make it more efficient. a distorting effect on our economy. i believe we have to continue to take a serious look at how we inform -- reform our entitlements. health care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. host: there is a response from one of our viewers. democrats are more concerned with punishing successful people with tax code rather than growing revenue. how do you respond to that criticism? guest: i do not think that
hurtphd in paris. and elizabeth lower-basch got her master's at harvard. william is an independent from massachusetts, you are on. caller: happy thanksgiving. i just want to know, what is poverty in america? what does that mean? host: we discussed that earlier. guest: $20,000 a year, $30,000, $50,000? are these companies sitting on millions of dollars? the governmentwhy are they sitts money when they could be hiring people? host: veronique de rugy, the figure that we decided on for a family of three? guest: $18,000 for a family of four. but a lot of the programs, the poverty programs -- and there are 126 different poverty programs, 22 different food programs, and people always assume there are a few. there are many of them. the eligibility depends on -- food stamps at the federal level are 30%, right? states can add to that number, so it really varies, your eligibility varies on the program, based on the federal standards, and the states once. host: would you like to address the caller's issues about u.s. corporations? guest: when we see surveys of companies, they are nervous about cons
because it is paris up of. -- because it is perishable. in the senate, cooler heads prevailed and they were able to construct a deal that included farm programs and nutrition programs. host: george tweets in and says -- guest: i think it is a steep fiscal slope, i do not think it is a cliff. we do not want to do that. if we saw unemployment go up 1.5 or two points, the deficit go back up, maybe the democrats would benefit and the republicans would get trounced in 2014. on the other hand, all of money and politics in the 24-hour media, who knows politically what would happen if that were the case? as a partisan i might agree with the caller, but as a patriot, i think we need to get this matter resolved. host: idaho, mark, an independent college. good morning, marc. welcome, you are on the air. caller: sorry. thanks for having me on. i had a quick comment. i think a lot of the hate and discontent going on in washington right now is being fuelled by our attention being misdirected or misplaced. the taxation side of the question is interesting, but is basically, who is going to pa
to stay during the siege of paris, providing political and humanitarian support. sunday night debt 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: michael rich, chief correspondent with the national journal to talk about the latest on the benghazi attacks, susan rice, her possible nomination to be secretary of state. -- michael hirsch. she spoke with three senators about her nomination. guest: she had a meeting with john mccain, instagram, and kelly ayotte, all republicans who have been the chief skeptics about her potential nomination as secretary of state, almost entirely based on what they see as withholding or a distortion of information about the attack in benghazi on september 11 that cost the lives of the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. -- john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayotte. it is a meeting to try to appease your critics. after she came out of the meeting, it appeared to their opposition to them had increased. if the president intends to nominate susan rice as a successor to hillary clinton as secretary of state -- and most
diplomat to stay during the siege of paris. sunday night at 8:00 p.m. on c- span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now is kim dixon, a tax policy correspondent for reuters. this is part of our series on the so-called fiscal cliff. today we're looking at the issue of the payroll tax cut. kim dixon, when did the payroll tax cuts issue come into effect? guest: about two years ago at this time. expiration of the bush-era tax cuts that began in 2001 were set to expire. republicans control the house. president obama wanted to continue them for everybody except those in the top 2% tax rate. --wasn't ended the year deal it was an end-of-the-year deal. the obama administration was looking for the stimulus measure. they thought it would be hard for republicans to oppose a tax cuts. host: the money rigidly was going where -- the money originally was going where? guest: going to the social security trust fund. it is still going there. it is still going to social security. the treasury is making up the money and still running the money, the discount that folks are getting other tax
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